Decorative British Marshmallows
Kim E-S's Description

This cake was for some friends' engagement party.

Kim E-S is an Amateur Cake Maker.

Cake Ingredients & Method

Cooking time 1 hour, Oven 190 C/375F/Gas mark 5
   
INGREDIENTS
200g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice
75g margarine
100g demarara sugar
100g raisins
100g sultanas
50g chopped mixed peel
50g glace cherries, chopped
1 egg, beaten
125 ml milk
   
METHOD
Grease and 18cm (7 inch) cake tin and line with greaseproof paper.
Sieve together flour, mixed spice and salt and rub in the margarine.
Add the sugar
Add all the chopped fruit and combine.
Add the egg and enough milk to allow the mixture to drop from a spoon when given a sharp jerk.
Spoon mixture into the prepared tin and bake for on hour until the cake is golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack.

Decor Ingredients & Method

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk
   
METHOD
In a large bowl, cream the shortening and butter with an electric mixer. Add the vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep the bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
For thin (spreading) consistency icing, add 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk.
For Pure White Icing (stiff consistency), omit butter; substitute an additional 1/2 cup shortening for butter and 1/2 teaspoon No-Color Butter Flavor. Add up to 4 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk to thin for icing cakes.
   
YIELD: Makes about 3 cups.
   

   
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To Decorate

Pipe flowers in pink and green icing around the edge and pipe names on the top.

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Comment Posted on 10/10/08 by JenDen
This is so sweet! [Report]
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